The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
Yoga Hosers (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
"All the more impressive for being two movies in one: the kind of "sad people in nice houses" tale you might expect from the couturier-turned-filmmaker, and a down-and-dirty West Texas revenge thriller that calls to mind Sam Peckinpah."
White Girl (2016)
La La Land (2016)
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Max Rose (2016)
"Whatever its flaws, this is a rare genre movie that allows two women - both Mara and Taylor-Joy are coolly riveting, particularly when they're playing off each other - to take center stage in both the drama and the action."
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
"This sequel carries forward only two ideas: that gimmick-y "assassinations that look like accidents" are a valid substitute for story, and that Jason Statham can carry an action movie even when it is propped up on such wobbly legs. "
The Hollars (2016)
The Intervention (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)
The Sea of Trees (2016)
Southside With You (2016)
"One might question why a simple first-date story needs to involve the future president and first lady, but its near-total lack of precursors suggest that if it weren't about one of the most famous black couples, it would likely not have been made at all."
Hands of Stone (2016)
"Fouce's traditionalist approach to the doc form involves archival footage as a general Holocaust primer for younger audiences, a decision that may be more vital now than ever as living eyewitnesses dwindle in number."
Spa Night (2016)
"Together, Ahn and cinematographer Ki Jin Kim approach moments of sensuality subtly, as the camera languidly wades into the steamy saunas and the monochromatic showers where David's interest in the unknown begins to percolate."
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)
"Even in this fertile age for popular Christian-themed multiplex fare, it's unlikely to supplant film buffs' memories of the epic 1925 and 1959 versions, nor to create any new converts to its loud, blocky, ADD-minded fusion of pulp and pulpit."
Morris from America (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
"This airless, laugh-less true story about 20-something wheeler-dealers turned arms salesmen during the Bush-Cheney invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan has no point of view, nor anything to say about war or commerce or even 20-somethings who wheel and deal."
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
Disorder (Maryland) (2016)
Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016)
Nine Lives (2016)
Five Nights in Maine (2016)
The Little Prince (2016)
"When the film hews to its source material, the results are enchanting, but the predictable and sentimental framing device around the slim tale undercuts the potency of the book's meditations on love and mortality. "
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Women He's Undressed (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
"The plot kicks into high gear -- and into mature-audiences-only levels of bawdy brazenness rarely seen in Hollywood movies centered on women's lives -- when Kunis hits that legendary last nerve about which mothers everywhere have always warned us."
"Tweel's approach is no-frills, with much of the footage having been shot by Gleason and his wife Michel. This is wise: The story itself is so wrenching that any attempt to gussy it up would run the risk of feeling overwrought, even manipulative."
Jason Bourne (2016)
"This fourth entry after a nine-year break for Damon and Greengrass should represent, for those ready and able to separate popcorn mayhem from the grim realities of world headlines, a bruising and exhilarating ride."
Don't Think Twice (2016)
"Rarely does contemporary cinema so bluntly (and accurately) depict envy in its most insidious iteration. It's about the vexing confluence of emotions upon seeing their friends excel while they stagnate, a toxic amalgamation of happiness and jealousy."
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
"This episode cuts right to the core of the series's original appeal, giving the terrific cast a chance to play against one another in a straightforward story. It's not exactly bold, but "Beyond" does satisfy."
Zero Days (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)